• 'Father of the iPod' Tony Fadell suggests 3 features Apple could add to the iPhone to fight device addiction

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Technologist Tony Fadell, who founded Nest and worked on the original iPod, is worried about device overuse.
    In an editorial for Wired UK, he suggested some features Apple could build into future iPhones to fight device addiction.
    One of his ideas is an iPhone feature that lets people set their own time targets for device use.
    Former Nest CEO Tony Fadell was crucial in the development of the iPod and iPhone at Apple over 10 years ago. So in many ways he's directly responsible for the skyrocketing amount of time we're spending on our devices, a trend that some believe is causing device...
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  • Tony Fadell is worried about smartphone addiction

    Tony Fadell is worried about smartphone addiction

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    This weekend, former Apple engineer and consumer gadget legend Tony Fadell penned an op-ed for Wired. In it, he argued that smartphone manufacturers need to do a better job of educating users about how often they use their mobile phones, and the resulting dangers that overuse might bring about.
    Take healthy eating as an analogy: we have advice from scientists and nutritionists on how much protein and carbohydrate we should include in our diet; we have standardised scales to measure our weight against; and we have norms for how much we should exercise.
    But when it comes to digital...
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